Born and raised in Los Angeles as the 2nd oldest in a musical family of 10 girls, Betty learned to love and share a wide range of music that spans from the 1930s to the present. She moved to Virginia where she got married, raised 3 sons, then realized that she'd unintentionally set her music on the back burner. She then jumped in with both feet and joined Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW), where she was President for a year and then got involved with NSAI, the Nashville Songwriters Association International, for which she served as the DC Regional Coordinator for 8 years. She has taught songwriting and has a passion for helping people get better and get out there.
Her own songs speak mostly of love in all its many stages, including loss and lessons learned and she deliver them in a sweet clear voice. She loves to pull you into the moment. Betty has an "old soul" and loves to write and sing in the "traditional" styles of Country, Folk, Blues, Jazz and Pop. She moves seamlessly from melancholy through reflection and strength and she's comfortable with the jazzy advice of Learn The Rules and in the declaration of a deep and simple love in I'm Crazy 'Bout You. Add Bridges Burned and You Make Your Own Kind of Trouble and you've hit the full spectrum.
If you like Patsy Cline, Joni Mitchell, Karen Carpenter, Nora Jones, Diana Krall, Eddie Arnold, the Mills Brothers, Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr, you'll find a home somewhere in Betty's music. The music is good with memorable lyrics and catchy melodies, but it's the voice that invites you to come back to listen again and again.
Betty is always writing, trying different styles and subjects and she's the first to admit that she still hasn't written her best song. It's like the rest of life, we keep striving to get better every day.